Test compression or do a leakdown and you'll know more. This sounds, bad.
Pm'dCool. So no water in the oil, no need to check comp for now knowing no contamination present. Come on numbers, I'm walking your response to a question that says no comp needed, hello? And like knowing which cylinder, as if it matters coming down anyway?
I'd question the diagnosing of numbers if I were following a thread... I got my eye on you, guru LOL
Better if you borrow a coolant pressure tester. Then that would spray as soon as you pumped pressure at it.
@Svennie Was talking about cleaning all the trash out of the motor that is in the transmission and the bottom end of the motor I think. Hopefully the strainer and the oil filter caught most of it, but only god knows if any of it is running around near the big end bearings or the bearings in the transmission or around the crank journals.
At the bare minimum. At the absolute bare minimum.Here at "I told you so engine builds' the last thing with that kind of debris is think the pump survived all this time with the debris still passing the screen.
I'd more fill the engine with gasoline right up to the filler neck of the oil, if not remove the valve cover and pour the gas right up to the top of the cover. Find some rough road and walk it so the slosh sends whatever debris off the parts, down into the oil pan.
You can pay me now or pay much more later is some sound advice and learn how to rebuild an engine as if in the operating room of a hospital and clean, like every last part as if came out of a package all clean and new looking.
NOLTT (no one listens to turtle)